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Charles MorrisThe San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire (November 13, 2010)

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LibriVox recording of The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire, by Charles Morris.

The first half of this book describes the devastating earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906, and the subsequent destruction caused by fire. Various eyewitnesses and victims give their account on the tragedy.

In the second half, a number of different other earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are retold, like the eruption of the Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeij or the explosion of the Krakatoa, together with scientific explanations for the causes of earthquakes and the eruption of volcanos. (Summary by Availle)

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Charles Morris
Date: 2010-11-13
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; history; San Francisco; earthquake; volcano; science

Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal


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00 Preface 8.0 MB
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01 San Francisco and its Terrific Earthquake 41.7 MB
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02 The Demon of Fire Invades the Stricken City 28.9 MB
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03 Fighting Flames with Dynamite 14.9 MB
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04 The Reign of Destruction and Devastation 27.4 MB
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05 The Panic Flight of a Homeless Host 25.9 MB
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06 Facing Famine and Praying for Relief 30.2 MB
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07 The Frightful Loss of Life and Wealth 17.6 MB
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08 Wonderful Record of Thrilling Escapes 17.5 MB
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09 Disaster Spreads over the Golden State 9.5 MB
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10 All America and Canada to the Rescue 17.2 MB
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11 The San Francisco of the Past 13.5 MB
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12 Life in the Metropolis of the Pacific 11.1 MB
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13 Plans to Rebuild San Francisco 17.7 MB
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14 The Earthquake Wave Felt Around the World 9.2 MB
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15 Vesuvius Devastates the Region of Naples 32.8 MB
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16 The Great Lisbon and Calabrian Earthquakes 19.3 MB
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17 The Charleston and Other Earthquakes of the United States 14.2 MB
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18 The Volcano and the Earthquake, Earth's Demons of Destruction 18.2 MB
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19 The Theories of Volcanic and Earthquake Action 39.2 MB
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20 The Active Volcanoes of the Earth 28.1 MB
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21 The Famous Vesuvius and the Destruction of Pompeii 33.6 MB
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22 Eruptions of Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli 34.8 MB
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23 Skapter Jokull and Hecla, the Great Icelandic Volcanoes 15.3 MB
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24 Volcanoes of the Philippines and other Pacific Islands 31.0 MB
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25 The Wonderful Hawaiian Craters and Kilauea's Lake of Fire 27.6 MB
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26 Popocatepetl and Other Volcanoes of Mexico and Central America 14.3 MB
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27 The Terrible Eruption of Krakatoa 30.3 MB
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28 Mount Pelee and its Harvest of Death in 1902 - Part ONE 31.3 MB
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29 Mount Pelee and its Harvest of Death in 1902 - Part TWO 24.2 MB
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30 St. Vincent Island and Mont Soufriere in 1812 19.0 MB
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31 Submarine Volcanoes and their Work of Island Building 18.8 MB
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32 Mud Volcanoes, Geysers and Hot Springs 33.7 MB
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Reviewer: GonzoRanch - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 4, 2013
Subject: yowza manzino (i.e. Great)
I'm sure I've listened to more than 100 books on this site, & many chapters of this book are easily the most incredible & fascinating of all I've heard. HOWEVER, some of the San Fran chapters are the opposite, so much so, I fast forwarded thru them.

Reviewer: Timothy Ferguson - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 7, 2011
Subject: Really two books connected together
The first half of this book is a reaction, about two weeks following the San Francisco earthquake. The second half is a history of global vulcanism and other geothermal events. The two don't seem to have much to do with each other, IMO, although each is interesting on its own.